Cyber Crime Investigation
Investigation of a Cybercrimes
Investigation of a Cybercrime is process consisting of investigating, analyzing, and recovering forensic data for digital evidence of a crime. A cybercrime is a crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrime may harm someone's security and financial health. Cybercrime investigation is conducted to undercover the source of a cyber attack and to assess the damage and provide a rapid remediation. Digitpol's cybercrime investigations include the investigation of hacking incidents, data breaches, phishing attacks, email fraud, financial crimes, online scams and cyber attack and the need to collect and interpret digital evidence into a report. Cyber attacks on a business require a rapid incident response to prevent further damage, identify the source of the attack and start the recovery process.
Digitpol’s investigates digital and cyber enabled crimes such as hacking incidents, data breaches, phishing attacks, email fraud, financial crimes, online scams and cyber attacks. Our instant support to such cases, our reports and findings enable law enforcement to fast track their investigations.
When Digitpol is engaged, we ensure that no digital evidence is overlooked and assist at any stage of an investigation, regardless of the size or location of data sources. Claims of leaks, fraud, cyber espionage, financial tampering, computer crime, employee misconduct, and other illegal or wrongdoing actions require corporations, law firms, and government agencies to deploy digital forensic methods to piece together facts that lead to the truth.
We investigate and analyse unauthorised cyber access or hacking incidents such as when someone gains access to your cloud, server or physical device without your permission. Hackers may gain access to your computer or device through security weaknesses, malware or phishing. Once they have compromised your email, banking or social media accounts, they can change passwords preventing you from accessing your account. Scammers often send out messages impersonating and directing people to fake websites, or asking them to send money.
Modern attacks are very sophisticated the fake websites may seem to be genuine.
Malware Investigation Analysis
Cyber Criminals may use malicious software (or malware) to monitor your online activity and cause damage to the computer. Malware is often downloaded when people open an infected email attachment or click a suspicious link in an email. Malware can also be used to steal your usernames, passwords or other information, which is then forwarded to a third party. ‘Malware’ is a catch all term to describe different types of malware which include viruses, worms, spyware, trojans or bots.
Digitpol's specialised Malware and Virus analysis team trace malware, detect and remove threats and analyse the function and trace data transfer routes.
Sophisticated attacks Investigation
Sophisticated criminals are active daily to exploit vulnerabilities on computers and other devices. Some of the techniques they use include:
- Online Scams & Fraud - Digitpol's Cyber and Fraud Team are certified fraud and forensic examiners and can deploy to assist with all cases related to email fraud, email spear phishing attacks, email scams and on-line related fraud.
- Hacking – when someone gains access to your computer or device without permission,
- Phishing Attack Investigation - Phishing attacks, email fraud, scams, online fraud happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Asia countries
Email Fraud Investigation
Digitpol's Cyber and Fraud Team are certified fraud and forensic examiners and can deploy to assist with all cases related to email fraud, email spear phishing attacks, email scams and on-line related fraud. Phishing attacks, email fraud, scams, online fraud happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Asia countries. Cyber criminals gain access to email accounts and search through email accounts looking for sensitive information such as outstanding, unpaid invoices or data relating to financial transactions and business between supplier, vendor and clients. When cyber criminals identify a sale or a due invoice, the fraudsters then send various fictitious emails from the hacked email account or an email address replicated to the original purporting to be in charge of the sale or due invoice to be paid, the fraudster is then asking for transfers of funds into a nominated bank account, usually giving an excuse that there is a problem at the bank and an alternative account needs to be used.
A Cyber Crime Investigation
Digitpol's cybercrime investigations follow a rigorous process to ensure that all evidence is collected and analyzed in a legally admissible manner. The process typically involves the following steps:
- Identification: The first step is to identify that a cybercrime has occurred. This may involve detecting unusual network activity, unauthorized access to systems or data, or other signs of a cyber attack.
- Preservation: Once the cybercrime has been identified, the next step is to preserve any digital evidence related to the incident. This may involve imaging hard drives, copying data from servers, or preserving network traffic logs.
- Analysis: The preserved digital evidence is then analyzed to determine the source and scope of the cybercrime. This may involve examining network traffic, examining logs, and examining files and folders on computers or other devices.
- Reporting: After the analysis is complete, a detailed report is prepared, outlining the findings of the investigation. This report may be used as evidence in legal proceedings, and must therefore be prepared in a manner that is legally admissible.
- Remediation: Finally, remediation measures are put in place to prevent similar cyber attacks from occurring in the future. This may involve patching vulnerabilities, updating security software, or implementing new policies and procedures to improve cybersecurity.
Throughout the investigation process, Digitpol's team of experts work closely with clients to provide regular updates and recommendations on how to best mitigate the damage caused by the cybercrime. The goal is to quickly identify the source of the attack, contain the damage, and restore normal operations as quickly as possible.
What is Cybercrime?
Cybercrime refers to criminal activities that are committed using the internet or other forms of computer networks. This can include a wide range of activities such as hacking, identity theft, online fraud, and the distribution of malware or other malicious software. Cybercrime can also include activities such as cyberstalking and cyberbullying. The rapidly increasing use of technology has made cybercrime a major concern for individuals, businesses, and governments around the world.
Top 5 Types of Cyber Crime:
- Phishing: This is a type of cybercrime in which criminals use deceptive emails, texts, or websites to trick people into giving away sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, or bank account details.
- Ransomware: This is a type of malware that locks up a victim's computer or files and demands a ransom in exchange for restoring access. Ransomware attacks can be very damaging to individuals and organizations alike.
- Hacking: This involves gaining unauthorized access to computer systems or networks in order to steal or manipulate data, disrupt operations, or cause other types of harm. Hackers may be motivated by financial gain, political activism, or other factors.
- Identity theft: This is a type of cybercrime in which criminals use stolen personal information to open accounts, make purchases, or commit other types of fraud. Identity theft can be very damaging to victims, both financially and emotionally.
- Cyberstalking: This involves the use of digital communications technologies to harass or intimidate someone. Cyberstalking can include sending threatening messages, monitoring someone's online activities, or even physically following someone based on information obtained through online sources.